The house is positioned on the site to maximize solar-exposure. Many of the larger windows face south; sunlight is utilized to light and heat the house. Deep roof overhangs shade the home from the summer sun. The building is extra-ordinarily well built, with excellent insulation and air-sealing, resulting in low demand for heating and cooling. The house is partially heated with a masonry heater.
The main level is mostly an open plan, comprising of living, dining, and kitchen areas. Bedrooms are located on the upper level. The detached garage keeps pollutants from the cars from getting into the house.
|Home Office||Away room|
|Master bedroom with 5 piece bath and large closet||Kitchen with sitting island|
|Outdoor living area||Detached garage with storage area|
|High-efficiency furnace, air-conditioner, & water heater||Low-maintenance exterior finishes|
|Water-efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances||Enhanced insulation–R-35 in the walls & R-50 in the ceiling|
|Low/no VOC paint, sealants, & carpet||No urea-formaldehyde|
|High-efficiency lighting & appliances||Masonry heater|